Skip to comments.Sarah Paliln for RNC Chair Chatter
Posted on 07/05/2010 6:53:07 AM PDT by Patriot1259
After news hit that Michael Steele had stepped in it, in regards to comments he made about the war in Afghanistan, many are calling on him to resign his post as the Republican National Committee Chairman.
Personally, I take exception to what Mr. Steele said that has landed him in so much hot water. He tried to write off Afghanistan as another one of Obamas failures. He said, has he not understood that, you know, thats the one thing you dont do, is engage in a land war in Afghanistan? Everyone who has tried, over 1,000 years of history, has failed.
That war is far from over and it did not start on Obamas watch. I do not think it is productive to try to score political points off the backs of our men and women in the military, the same way the left did under Bush. The goal is to win in Afghanistan, and to win as a nation regardless of who is occupying the White House at the time....
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I would approve of Sarah being the RNC hair.
hair = Chair
Steele knew he was on the way out - he just expedited the process. This is a deliberate ‘stepping in it’.
The RNC chair is not a path to the Oval Office.
Personally, I don’t want Gov. Palin tarred with the brush of being officially a Republican Party official. I like her level of TEA Party INDEPENDENCE.
Currently she doesn’t have to toe the line, and I don’t want her tainted by the RINOs.
I think she has more power and positive influence on the outside than she would on the inside.
That could actually be a good place for her. It would certainly improve the fund raising aspect, and bring back those of us in the “I’m never giving another dime to you idiots” crowd. It would prompt the left to make even more unhinged attacks and further expose themselves. It would get her on the Sunday shows in an official role, where she would chew up and spit out her counterpart. It would rid us of the moron Steele. It would make all our lives more interesting...
That is the problem today, GOP lets people like Steele stay and say the things he does, denigrating his own party. It shows Repulicans for the cowards they are. They don’t stand for anything. How can they stand up to this frightful, huge socialist machine if they can’t even stand up to their own party leader. We have got to start standing up and not putting up.
What's your point?
She's smart enough to avoid this.
I dont think she’d take the job.
He could have found a SMARTER way to do it...his kind of stupid can't be fixed!
IIRC, GHWB was RNC chair...early on.
I don’t think it was deliberate. Steele is an AA hack, not qualified, and let slip the fact that he does not reason out what he says very well. Either that, or he is another mole that has co-opted a leadership position in the GOP.
The actual idea he expressed is a common democrat/leftist/defeatist talking point. Nothing the man does benefits the GOP, just as nothing Obama does benefits the USA.
Steele is worse than useless.
“Sarah Paliln for RNC Chair Chatter”
I prefer Sarah Plain.
I think Liz Cheney would be excellent...she’s smart, informed, and has excellent verbal skills....and the Dems hate her because of her name!
Why? Just because the RNC would now have an effective chair, that doesn't mean things would change much as far as the party hacks go. We'd still have the same RINO politicians. All this would do would effectively bottle her up from future aspirations. And I still wouldn't give to the RNC. I don't give because of who's in charge. I give because of who they support for nominations.
At first thought I thought “NO WAY”. But this is turning out to be a very good debate. Staying tuned to this thread.
“Personally, I dont want Gov. Palin tarred with the brush of being officially a Republican Party official. I like her level of TEA Party INDEPENDENCE.
Currently she doesnt have to toe the line, and I dont want her tainted by the RINOs.
I think she has more power and positive influence on the outside than she would on the inside.”
Well said. The Republican Party, as it is, needs to die. The RNC needs to wither on the vine. Palin has redefined the conduits of influence for true Conservatives, apart from the stagnant losers and self-serving traitors in the Republican Party. She should not limit herself to the RNC.
The coming generation of candidates may, in the interim, and of necessity, call themselves Republicans, but that should be only temporarily in order to flush out the RINO’s.
I for one am going to target my donations to truly Conservative candidates. But not one dime is going to any blanket “Republican” organizations.
DUH, I’ve been shouting this ever since Mikey wouldn’t respond to my many many many emails about issues.
And then when the RNC paid for porn . . . an HONORABLE man would have resigned then.
Sarah Palin would bring the GOP back to its common sense basics and she will galvanize voters for a huge November Republican vote.
Mikey Steele is unable to do much of anything except write a book on RNC time and then go out and promote it also on RNC time.
Sarah Palin writes a book and it’s a best seller before it’s even available from the printer.
The RNC holds the power to succeed or become obsolete and they can succeed with Palin or become obsolete with Steele.
So was Bob Dole. So where Clayton Yeutter, Lee Atwater, Mary Louise Smith, Haney Barbour, Marc Racicot, Jim Nicholson, and a whole host of others. None has used the RNC chairmanship as a springboard to the presidency.
That Palin would be a fool to take a dead-end spot as RNC chairman if she is really planning on running for the Presidency.
LIZ CHENEY WOULD BE A GREAT CHOICE TOO.
If Sarah Palin’s not interested, Liz is also a great choice.
I’m afraid a MAN in any leadership position has too much FEAR to stand up and speak out.
Why is that, guys? DeMint, Pence, they speak up and then they are quiet for weeks and months. What gives?
I think the whole thing was scripted - and Steele is smart enough to do what his handlers tell him to do. We’ll see if the RINOs give us another RINO mouthpiece or a Conservative. This might be their attempt to curtail Palin by having her in their organization and so she has to say the party line.
Palin has been building up a supply of political chips by going around the country, picking and choosing which Republican to choose in primaries. That would have to end if she took the RNC chairmanship. She would have to remain neutral on primaries, and certainly couldn't jump in and support a third party candidate like she did with Hoffman in the NY 23rd.
Makes sense to me, although I don't think he's got the intelligence to think of it himself - more likely it came from whoever offers him a job post-November, especially if the Democrats retain the House and Senate.
(RINO RNC leaders conference)
“Let’s get Palin out of the way, so our next presidential candidate can be (drumroll) Lindsay Graham!
(Uh, no?) “Well, how about Susan Collins? Judd Gregg? Joseph Cao? Maybe we can convince John McCain to run again!”
(Uh, no?) “Arlen Specter? He would switch back for power! Maybe if Harry Reid is voted out, we can run him as a Republican?”
“Remember, the ONE THING we cannot have is a conservative! It would be AWFUL! They call us names and give us wedgies!”
The RNC needs someone with vision. Quick.
I like Ken Blackwell or Duncan Hunter for the GOP chairmanship.
How about Liz Cheney as RNC Chair? That would be awesome!!
“Steele knew he was on the way out - he just expedited the process. This is a deliberate stepping in it.”
I have been thinking the same thing.
But, I am also thinking that the RNC convinced him to make such an “error” to allow Steele to be removed without the Dims being able to allege that he was removed because he was a Black man and to “prove” that the RNC is racist, since the libs and Dims look at Steele as an Uncle Tom.
I would much rather see Liz than Sarah as RNC chair...
I see no reason why Sarah should take a demotion.
Liz would be excellent!
The problem is Palin has to many prior commitments lined up already. Palin still has to film her Alaskan series and wrote her next book. Then by the end of August Palin hit the road again with speeches and gear up for the election season. By the end of November her book will be out and another book tour will commences.
So I would say Palin has a full plate right now.
I agree with another Freeper’s suggestion - Lynne Cheney would make a spectacular GOP Chair.
Sarah needs to be named as the RNC chair.
It would give her the chance to travel to all 50 states and meet and “adjust” the party machine to her liking. The exposure would be great and the RNC would pay for it all.
As the 2012 election deadlines approach, she could assess her chances and either stay as RNC chair or run.
This would be a great way to see how she plays on the national stage over an extended period and with real issues to debate. I doubt if she could learn as much about the issues in any other role. She could also do a lot to connect the RNC to the middle class.
Lynne Cheney would probably do a better job than Sarah, but her last name would keep the “Bush’s and Cheney’s fault” mantra alive through the election.
Sarah could blame everything on Obama/Reid/Pelosi and focus the electorate.
Liz Cheney would be perfect for a number of reasons. She’s articulate, bright and we are having the year of the Conservative Woman.
I envision Steele seguing right into the Colin Powell role: 20 years of guest TV appearances offering political commentary with ‘gravitas’ as a former RNC chairman now feeling compelled to criticize his party gone too far right.
Why the heck would Sarah Palin NEED to be the RNC chair?
She already has more influence on the conservative movement - and if they choose to comply, the Republican Party - WITHOUT the position.
True. But if that person is to be Sarah Palin then it will be at the expense of her presidential aspirations.
I’m a Sarah fan. I do think she could do with a little more seasoning. The RNC might be right for a short term gig.
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